Brochantite R060117

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Name: Brochantite
RRUFF ID: R060117
Ideal Chemistry: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Locality: M'sesa mine, Likasi, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 16558 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Emerald-green thick acicular crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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RRUFF ID: R060117.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu4.00S1.00O4(OH)6
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060117
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060117.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.7644(4)Å    b: 9.8621(5)Å    c: 6.0282(2)Å
alpha: 89.995(6)°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 758.85(4)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Brochantite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Mrose M E, Reichen L E (1965) Mineralogical notes: evidence for the identity of kamarezite with brochantite, Cu4(SO4)(OH)6, American Mineralogist, 50, 1450-1457   [view file]

Fleischer M (1973) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 58, 560-562   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1980) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 1053-1055   [view file]

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Merlino S, Perchiazzi N, Franco D (2003) Brochantite, Cu4SO4(OH)6: OD character, polytypism and crystal structures, European Journal of Mineralogy, 15, 267-275

Frost R L, Williams P A, Martens W, Leverett P, Kloprogge J T (2004) Raman spectroscopy of basic copper (II) and some complex copper (II) sulfate minerals: Implications for hydrogen bonding, American Mineralogist, 89, 1130-1137   [view file]

Lane M D (2007) Mid-infrared emission spectroscopy of sulfate and sulfate-bearing minerals, American Mineralogist, 92, 1-18   [view file]

Mills S J, Kampf A R, Pasero M, Merlino S (2010) Discreditation of "orthobrochantite" (IMA 78-64) as the MDO1 polytype of brochantite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 22, 453-457   [view file]

Girgsdies F, Behrens M (2012) On the structural relations of malachite. II. The brochanite MDO polytypes, Acta Crystallographica, B68, 571-577